The United States Coast Guard in response to the recent deaths at the Farralone Islands, have decided to suspend Offshore racing for a period of 30 days while they review the entire process of Offshore Racing from the Northern California area.
Added by Dan Dow on April 26, 2012 at 9:23pm — No Comments
Sailors playing volleyball! Who'd a Thunk? So, here I am practicing sporadic unplanned movements once, twice and sometimes three times a week with a group of folks belonging to a recreational meet up. Years ago I attended a beach volleyball clinic and though I enjoyed the 4 hour instruction I was too busy surfing and sailing to get serious about ball whacking. Previous to that I tried a more serious team approach in college but my skills kept me on the bench during the first two games so…Continue
Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on April 25, 2012 at 8:38pm — No Comments
So here we are again still moving forward to nprepare for the Pacific Cup, Sunday the 15th Cody and I attended Lee Chesneau's intense weather seminar at the Encinal Yacht Club, it was about 10 hours of very intense surface weather as well as the use of the 500Mb chart to help predict the surface weather and guess where the wind will be. It was an amazing class and I learned an enormous amount.
Also the life raft has shipped from WQinslow in Florida and should be here in the…Continue
During my mom's final days she reminded me to be thankful I was healthy enough to go to work everyday. If it weren't for my insistence on the way I lived my life, i might have been in a better position to sacrifice my measley salary and spend more time reading her silly stories, holding her hand, and agreeing to disagree. Mom knew, though, that for me work was my salvation. It wasn't always the money as I asserted. We both knew that. There were just some issues we chose to let…Continue
Added by Marlene Anne Sassaman on April 15, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I've been working on my Columbia Sabre for the past six weeks, making her nice for her new owner. Most of the work was interior cabinetry and cosmetic. I had to replace bunks, cabinet faces, counter tops, and I painted all of the wood work save two bulkheads and trim, bright white. It really perked up the interior.
While I was at it, I built a new sliding hatch, new lazerette…Continue
We will move the boat to another marina this week. Bridgeton Harbor Marina will be our new home. I went over yesterday to drop off some paperwork, visited with Tom, the dock manager, and stopped at Hurricane Marine to check it out. They had a couple of hard dinghys for sale, one of which has a mast, rudder, oars, sail, and dagger board. I gave them $50 to hold the boat until my shipmate has a chance to look it over. It will be a lot of fun to mess about in and will take care of one of…Continue
Added by John V. G. Mayton on April 1, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments